Garage Sales

The Garage Sales Plug-in is an add-on feature you can choose to install to your site. It is a garage sales directory where visitors to your site can place garage sale ads, or browse garage sale ads. This plugin does not support any type of payment or accounting. It is meant to be a free service.

What you will learn in this section:
- How to install and apply this plugin to a new page
- How to add / edit / delete ads to your Garage Sale plugin


Installing this Plugin to a New Page

You will first need to Install the Plug-in, if you have not already done so.
Next, it is important to know that just installing a plug-in does not make it accessible to your website's visitors. Once it has been installed, you will need to go to the Page Editor and 'set it up'. You will need to make it 'active', tell it where you wish the navigation link to display, and assign it the proper 'plug-in'. How to do this is explained below:

IF YOUR PLUGIN IS ALREADY SETUP, CLICK HERE TO SKIP THIS STEP.

Setting Up Your Plugin

After clicking your Page Editor icon in your Admin Control Panel, you will need to click the text link for a New Page. In this example, we are going to set up the Garage Sales plug-in. In the Page title we have inserted the page name. This title is also what will be displayed in your navigation menus. In the Link title we have entered 'sales'. Remember, this is the name file that will be created and must be one word. Next decide where you wish the link to display. And finally, since this is a Plug-in, change the Page type from HTML, to Plug-in. Click the Create Page button to continue.

Please do NOT use any HTML in this area!


 

To complete the activation of your new Plug-in, you will need to change the Status from Hidden to Active. Next you will need to change the Plug-in to display from the default 'Business Directory' to the 'Garage Sales', or whichever Plug-in you are actually installing.

See left example of changes.

Finally select Update Page to complete your set up.

 

After you have completed the above steps, you can return to the Control Panel. You will now be able to see and select the Garage Sales icon in your Administrators menu.

Approving/Managing Ads

Click the the Garage Sales icon in your Administrators menu.

When a new ad has been submitted by a visitor, you will need to login to your Admin Panel to approve or deny it.

Garage sales are listed by date.

PLEASE NOTE: The ads in this Garage Sale Plug-in will automatically remove themselves upon expiration.


To the left is how a visitor would see the finished ad while browsing the Garage Sale module.

 

Edit an Ad:

To edit an ad, login as the admin and click on your garage sales page. Navigate to the ad you wish to edit and click the Edit This Ad link (below the map link).


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